Feb 2, 2014 7:36 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. Get ready for 6 more weeks of winter (if you believe Phil). For us in Colorado, it will remain very winterlike through the week ahead.
Expect a break from the snow today with dry conditions and mostly sunny skies. Temperatures won't be warming up much with highs today in the 20s/30s - still well below average for this time of year. The weather for the Super Bowl this evening out in East Rutherford, NJ, is looking mostly cloudy and cool with a kick-off temperature in the mid 40s. GO BRONCOS!
Our next system will start to bring snow to the high country during the day Monday with snow moving into Southern Colorado late Monday continuing into Tuesday. Accumulating snow is likely for some areas. As of right now, the eastern mountains, the foothills, and the Southeastern Plains look to receive anywhere from 3 to 6 inches from Monday night through Tuesday. Locations along the I-25 corridor look to pick up anywhere from a trace of snow to 4 inches. Stay tuned over the next 36 hours for more on this possibly changing forecast.
Don't expect to see much sunshine Monday through Friday of this week. The workweek over all will be unsettled and very cold here with isolated snow showers possible again Thursday. Highs will be in the teens in most spots during the middle of the week with lows below zero at times.
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